Here are a few of our arguments to bear in mind along with the ‘grain of salt’ Mr. We ran a preliminary analysis on our figures over this past year to get a breakdown in the differences between our results on free and pay sites.
We would like to collect more data before we try to draw a concrete conclusion (stay tuned for a blog on this in the future) on this matter, but our early findings are still pretty interesting: • Messages sent to pay sites were Note: These figures apply to paid dating sites with free-roaming capabilities such as Match and Yahoo! not relationship sites like Chemistry and e Harmony that deliver matches to you and have a guided communication process.
So according to Christian Rudder, co-founder of OKCupid, pay sites are dead. We can all put our credit cards away and use free dating services to live happily ever after, right? We don’t have agreements with dating sites; Match and e Harmony are not paying us to spring to their defense. So hopefully our thoughts on the matter are a little more objective.
We have no vested interest; our only aim is to find the best dates possible for our clients.
It stands to reason that if you’ve shelled out your hard-earned dollars for something, you’re going to take it more seriously than if you got it for free.
Free sites are perfect for playing around, people with nothing better to do can set up joke profiles to amuse themselves, or just set one up to see what the online dating rage is all about and then forget about it.
Who goes through the painstaking process of completely filling out a profile and then makes the effort to log in every day when they can’t even communicate with other members?
that: “You are 12.4 times more likely to get married this year if you don’t subscribe to ” There are so many problems with this statistic that it’s hard to know where to begin.
One important consideration that he fails to take into account is that online daters are a different breed.
They have made a choice to find someone in a different way; they’ve decided against hanging out at a bar until two pairs of drunken eyes meet and stumble home together to live unhappily ever after.
The vast majority of the unpaid users on these paid online dating sites are not active.And since most sites have a search feature that allows you to order the results by last login date, it’s not hard to weed the duds right out of the picture. If the profile is half-assed and incomplete, you shouldn’t be surprised when you don’t get a response.